People all over the world have been asking themselves if it is right for their country to let in refugees from Syria. It is a question everybody fears from answering because of the consequences it may take. Several states in America have denied the entry because of security reasons and the over population. Even if there are several countries still refusing Syrians there are a few who are accepting them. Looking at some articles, I’ve seen differential opinions and one must read and understand why Syria refugees need a chance to be rescued from all the chaos and horror they’ve been through.
This policy was challenged by a resettlement group in Indiana that works with, among other people, Syrians. And a judge, a local judge in—a federal court judge in Indiana enjoined the policy, saying that this was unfair and discriminatory. And just recently, a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals—not
On September of 2015, the image of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi went viral. “The toddler’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach had reverberated across the globe” (Parkinson & George-Cosh, 2015). Aylan’s family had “fled the brutal civil war in their native Syria and only attempted the boat crossing after Canada denied their application of admission as refugees. The image led to an astonishing outpouring of support for Syrian refugees” (Hein & Niazi, 2016).
The topic about Texas stepping out of the federal refugee resettlement has been causing controversy since November of 2015. Nevertheless, before introducing the topic, we should know that the term “refugee” can be defined as “person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country because of a “well-founded fear of persecution” due to race, membership in a particular social group, political opinion, religion, or national origin.” (Johnson). The controversy caused about this topic is due to Texas governor’s concerns about security threads from the Syrian refugees, however, the Federal government has a security process that is applied to every refugee that entries in the country. Moreover, we will review the next question: What is the government’s legal process to let the refugees in the United States?
On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that suspended entry of all refugees into the United States for one-hundred and twenty days. The order obstructed Syrian refugees for an unspecific time and blocked entry into the United States for ninety days for citizens of seven Muslim countries, such as: Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Yemen. This order also banned green card holder from these seven countries.
The United States has committed ghastly injustices. In the article, “Syrian Refugees: Will American Hearts and Minds Change?” by Rajini Srikanth put the issue of Syrian Refugees in the spotlight. Since, “the US is still actively engaged in the global war on terror,” (“Syrian Refugees: Will American Hearts and Minds Change”) terrorists might try and enter the US to attack important buildings. So, “Governors of 31 states have declared their unwillingness to accept any Syrian refugees.” When, the governors decided to not accept refugees, they committed an injustice against the refugees by going against the US which, then, had said that they would accept refugees. The governors suspected that in the middle of the refugees there were hidden terrorists. In fear they
The debate about letting Syrian Refugees into America has been a heavily debated topic in the last year. One surprising fact is that, ‘The third largest city in the country of Jordan, Za’atari is just a refugee camp filled with Syrians escaping the Syrian Civil War and the population of Za’atari of 90,000.’ Syrians should be let into our county because: we have been letting Syrian Refugees into our country a very few have been of them have been radicalized and carried out terrorist attacks on our country, U.S. states cannot legally reject and deport Syrian Refugees coming here to seek refuge without the approval of the federal government, and not all the Syrian Refugees fit the supposedly true stereotypes
Many U.S. citizens have no problem with Syrian refugees coming to America. According to both “Why America Could-and Should-Admit More Syrian Refugees.” and “Our Responsibility to Refugees”, The authors feel that The people of the United States are turning their backs on the refugees. In “Why America Could-and Should-Admit More Syrian Refugees.” the author says, “The United States has resettled over three million refugees, offering victims of persecution and conflict the opportunity to build a new life. Refugee resettlement is unequivocally safe. It would be wrong, both morally and politically, to curtail Syrian refugee resettlement, and why it is in fact both ethically imperative and politically expedient to instead expand U.S. commitment to refugee resettlement” (Long). This author sees nothing to fear from refugees. Furthermore, the writer of “Our Responsibility to Refugees” states, “The U.S. can do more and we must. Since 2011, more than 4.2 million Syrians have been displaced by war and violence, and fewer than 3,000 of them have resettled in the U.S. President Barack Obama has committed to resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. His administration needs to
Trump 's stance on refugee resettlement focuses primary on screening refugees who seek asylum in the US. He called for "a total and complete shutdown of
Many people believe that the United States should not let Syrian refugees into the United States to escape war would damage the country’s safety and way of life, but the U.S. should allow them in because it provides these immigrants such as humanitarian aid, safer families, a well- rounded education, and a strengthened workforce. As the Syrian Civil War rages, ISIS bombs the Middle East, and Russia targets airstrikes, thousands of Syrian refugees flee their home and country with their lives. Children cannot go to school and parents are running out of money. They need aid, but in the war-torn cities there is little help that these people can find. Separated from their jobs, livelihood, and families, they can
The first reason the Syrian refugees should be allowed to enter the United States is that America is a multi-cultural country, whose structure are freedom, and equality. The
Out of fifty states, thirty one state Governors said they will not be accepting Syrian refugees into their states. States that will be not letting Syrian refugees in are, Alabama to Georgia, to Texas and Arizona, to Idaho and Indiana. With that said, there will also be States that will be accepting refugees and helping with the relocation. These states are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington. Leaving only twelve states undecided on if they will help relocate and resettle the refugees. Although due to the 1980 refugee act the Federal Government has the power to place refugees anywhere in the country. So a state can’t say it’s legally objecting, but can refuse to cooperate making it very difficult for the Federal Government to do anything. Penn state law Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia says “States play a role in working with the Federal Government when refugees are resettled , but the overarching authority rest in Federal law.
A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, or persecution. Recently there are many debates going on, whether the United States should allow Syrian refugees to come into America or not. At the same time, there is a civil war in Syria between the government led by Bashar al-Assad and the rebels. As a result, there are thousands of Syrian refugees, without homes because of the civil war, attempting to flee the country and avoid both the conflict and ISIS. There are many States in America that don’t want to allow Syrian refugees to come into the America, because according to them they think that Syrian refugees can cause a potential security threat to them or maybe members of ISIS can enter into the
In one corner, you have the conservative view that NO refugees should be let into Western countries — you know, like the view of Donald Trump or any one of the Republican governors in the U.S. who have said they don’t want refugees in their states. They cite security concerns as their primary reason, although xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment tends to run through the rhetoric.
This issue was chosen due to its scope. The Syrian refugee crisis is among a list of issues that will not only shape the world in 2016 but also dominate news outlets in upcoming years. Because of the despairing situation, many governments are struggling to find ways to handle the rush of individuals seeking asylum, for the fact that it seems the crisis is worsening. In addition, the media coverage on the topic sparked my interest and led me to research information because I had no idea what was occurring and the detriment of the issue.